Greetings, all! I am Landon Ashby and I am a media composer currently based in the Pacific Northwest. From a young age I have always LOVED music and LOVED movies and games as well. I'm a sucker for a good story, and I love the breath of life that music can breathe into stories and into the human spirit.
Saxophone was my first instrument and my first true experience as a musician and performer. I loved playing in different jazz bands and rock bands and quickly became infatuated with music and performing. This infatuation quickly spread to learning about other instruments and being able to create music. My doodles and sketches started expanding and before long I decided to study music composition full time.
Not long after I graduated from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX I stumbled back into film and game music and again became entranced by the immense artistry that goes into making a film or game. Once I started to take this dream of mine a bit more seriously, I moved up to the Seattle area and studied at the Pacific Northwest Film Program at the Seattle Film Institute to learn a bit more about the inner workings and magic behind a good score. Since then... I was hooked.
I consider myself a pretty lucky guy. I have been fortunate enough to have worked on some OUTSTANDING projects and have been honored with a few awards along the way. I have also been honored to have been able to study under some amazing composers and fantastic people including Dr. B.J. Brooks (WTAMU) and Dr. Hummie Mann (2-time Emmy award winning composer).
Photo: Conducting my orchestral work, Chrysalis.
My aim with every score I compose and produce is to enhance the story and support the emotional content through music and sound design. I believe when music is used effectively and efficiently it can have a tremendous effect on the narrative and the audience.
Please browse the site at your leisure! I have a few audio examples of my work as well as a few film samples. Also, feel free to drop me a line! I'd love to talk more about music and perhaps help in achieving your creative vision through music.